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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Big-Rig vs. Bicyclist Fatality

A lawsuit was filed against a big-rig driver and his employer after the death of a 47-year-old cyclist. The complaint alleges that the driver, Gabriel Vera, was driving the truck negligently when he struck cyclist Lauren Perdriau Ward. According to news accounts, this is the third fatal accident Vera has…

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Woman Seriously Injured When Dump Truck Runs Red Light

An empty dump truck ran a red light on Monday and broadsided a small compact car, seriously injuring the woman driving the car. The accident occurred at SR-163 off-ramp to Kearny Villa Road. According to witnesses, the woman entered the intersection on a green light, when the dump truck flew…

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Huge Pipe Falls off Big Rig and Nearly Crushes Cab Driver and Passenger

A cab driver and his passenger were nearly crushed this morning when a 25-ton steel pipe rolled of a commercial truck and fell off a freeway overpass, landing on the unsuspecting taxi driver and his passenger. According to news reports, the large pipe, which measured 25-feet long and 8 feet…

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Imperial County Big Rig Crash Kills Two

A big rig truck crashed on eastbound Interstate 8 last night, claiming the lives of the driver and his passenger. According to witnesses, the truck was traveling down a fairly steep decline under the speed limit when, for reasons unknown, drifted to the right shoulder and slammed into the dirt…

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Eight Critically Injured in Riverside County Bus Accident

A tour bus on its way to Colton from San Diego crashed into a freeway median yesterday, critically injuring eight people. According to reports, the bus hit the center divider on the northbound I-215 near Temecula, at the Nuevo Road exit. The bus then crashed through another barrier before coming…

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Most Fatal Commercial Trucking Accidents Caused By Passenger Cars

The California Highway Patrol is out with a report today designed to educate drivers on traffic safety when in proximity to a big rig truck. According to the report, of the 7,262 accidents involving commercial trucks last year, 56% were the fault of the driver inside the passenger vehicle, such…